Why Doctors Remove Cataracts
A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens, a clear, soft structure behind the pupil that works much like a camera lens. The top cause of cataracts is aging. In fact, more people over 70 have cataracts than not.
Why the Doctor Asks for a Urine Sample
Few tests can match the routine urine analysis for telling your doctor what's going on inside your body.
Why the Doctor Presses Your Abdomen
When your doctor presses on your abdomen, he or she is feeling to see if any major internal organs are enlarged or tender, making them painful to touch, which could indicate disease.
Why the Doctor Takes a Blood Sample
You probably don't enjoy giving a blood sample, but it's an important part of a physical exam. From a small sample of your blood, your health care provider can order scores of tests.
Why the Doctor Uses a Stethoscope
Your doctor's stethoscope is a simple device that gives him or her crucial information about your heart.
Working with Your Diabetes Health Care Team
Diabetes affects the body in many complex ways, and having a team to help you stay as healthy and vital as possible, for as long as possible, is key.
Your Arthritis Health Care Team
No matter what form of arthritis you have, your role as part of your health care team can make the difference in how well you function with pain, stiffness or inflammation.
Your Asthma Health Care Team
An entire team of health care experts is on hand to help people with asthma manage their symptoms and continue to live normal, active lives.
Your Child's Diabetes Care Team
Having a child with diabetes can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a team of experts can guide you now and in the years to come.